The Fugard Theatre presents the Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season.
The Season provides the chance to catch some of the most popular productions from the National Theatre Live titles. The screenings also take an exciting new format, with presentations on Mondays during the evening and afternoon, enabling patrons to enjoy the Fugard Theatre’s delicious new homemade pizzas or even make a double bill of it.
Screenings are presented on The Fugard Theatre’s full-size high definition cinema screen with a 7.1 Dolby digital surround sound system. Productions are recorded live transporting you to the heart of the action on stage.
The line-up for the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season:
5 August 7pm – ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
12 August 3pm – JULIE
12 August 7pm – KING LEAR
26 August 3pm – THE AUDIENCE
26 August 7pm – ALL MY SONS
16 September 3pm – ALLELUJAH
16 September 7pm –KING LEAR
23 September 7pm– I’M NOT RUNNING
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Director Simon Godwin returns with this hotly anticipated production. ‘Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo dazzle.. FIVE STARS’ (Financial Times).
Written by Polly Stenham, JULIE is a new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie. BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of KING LEAR received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transferred to the West End for a limited season. Catch Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of THE AUDIENCE. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama ALL MY SONS. It’s America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business – but nothing lasts forever, and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.
Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play ALLELUJAH is “just what the doctor ordered” (Daily Telegraph). The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. by David Hare
I’M NOT RUNNING is an explosive new play written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare. Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS to becoming an independent MP. The cast includes Siân Brooke, Joshua McGuire and Alex Hassell.
Venue: The Fugard Theatre, Caledon St, City Centre
Time: 3pm and 7pm